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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Alcohol

All time
# Limerick
Drunk driver arrested after cutting in front of patrol car while holding mobile phone
The car had no tax or insurance and gardaí found empty alcohol bottles and cans in it.
# Healthy Ireland Survey
Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling
Some 23% of adults in Ireland smoke, the same proportion as in 2015.
# Your Say
Poll: Should some venues get 24-hour licences?
Amsterdam has granted them to a number of venues.
# In bits
This guy claims to have invented 'hangover-free alcohol' and we're very interested, TBH
A real service to humanity.
# Teenage Kicks
Ireland's teenagers may not be as bad as all that
A new European survey shows that Ireland’s 15 and 16-year-olds are smoking and drinking a good deal less than their European counterparts.
# drugs and alcohol
Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help
The figures are in the latest Medical Council annual report.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Irish colleges ban spirits at student parties?
Stanford University has prohibited high alcohol volume spirits over 20% for undergraduates on campus.
# Wine
14 things you'll get if you know rosé is the greatest type of wine
# On a Roll
11 reasons why going on the rollover is a strong Irish tradition
I can’t go on. I’ll go on.
# Go West
With "crazy drinking" and p***ing in the street, one Galway chef has had enough of 'The Races'
JP McMahon will shut his Michelin star restaurant next year.
# Alcohol advertising
A bar's 'Bottomless Prosecco' deal is among three ads given a slap on the wrist
Alcohol Action Ireland wasn’t happy with the ads.
# deliver-booze
Deliveroo launches alcohol delivery service in Ireland
The service will mostly be limited to Dublin.
# hooch
21 men die in India after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol
Police in Uttar Pradesh state’s Etah district said the victims started to vomit and fall sick on Friday.
# Demon drink
"You feel invisible" - the Irish children suffering from their parents' abuse of alcohol
A new Oireachtas grouping is targeting the harm done to children by their parents’ alcohol abuse.
# Laois
Man convicted of killing housemate 'who failed to bring home ribs from the butcher'
Lithuanian Deivydas Zigelis stabbed his flatmate Alexander Karpovs when he returned from the butcher empty-handed.
# Survey
Ireland has the highest alcohol prices in the EU (almost double the average)
It’s also the second most expensive country for tobacco.
# drive safe
Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest
The Road Safety Authority is urging people not to get behind the wheel after drinking this weekend.
# sponsored by hse little things
Ever thought about cutting back on alcohol? Here are some tips to help this bank holiday
Pace yourself so you can enjoy the whole weekend.
# Your Say
Poll: Is Ireland right to introduce health warnings on alcohol products?
11 EU countries have cried foul at the previous government’s plans to introduce five separate health warnings on alcohol bottles.
# A Sniff-ter
The smell of alcohol makes it hard to resist
The study, published in the Psychopharmacology journal, shows that people can smell alcohol itself.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you drink alcohol today?
What’ll yours be?
The pubs definitely won't be open on Good Friday, but it's high time this changed
Frances Fitzgerald said she would not be changing the law this year to open pubs on Good Friday. Dale McDermott says it’s time.
# piss water
Irish people gave their brutally honest opinion on American beers
America’s most popular beers is like, probably, America’s most popular music.
# Clear Head
North Korea claims to have invented hangover-free booze
It’s between 30% and 40% proof – but causes no headaches. Apparently.
# on the dry
Publicans say 'archaic' Good Friday alcohol ban should be lifted ahead of 1916 centenary
They say extra tourists will be in Ireland for the centenary, as well as the Ireland vs Switzerland game.
# year no beer
A young Tipperary man has brilliantly documented giving up drink for a year
A touching and hilarious account.
# hidden naggin
This comedian made a 'booze suit' to sneak alcohol on a boat
Well done, lad.
# down the offo
Poll: Does Ireland have too many off-licences?
The government could be looking at regulating the market.
# Alcohol
Men told to limit themselves to six pints a week
New advice from British medical officers warned regular drinking increases the risk of developing cancer.
# dry january
11 tweets that sum up the struggle of Dry January
# Mystery
North Korean doctors die after wives inject them with 'anti-drunkenness serum'
The men had been drinking cocktails throughout the evening.
You can go 'on the dry' this January and help more than just your health
The Irish Heart Foundation wants you to give up the booze this January and help raise money for charity.
# speakeasy rasputin
Iron Mike Malloy: The Donegal man they tried nine times to kill
Greed, murder and whiskey: How an indestructible Irishman finally fell foul of New York City in the 1930s.
# Taxing Issue
Minimum pricing for alcohol could be illegal - but Ireland's pressing ahead
A European Court of Justice ruling says a tax should be introduced instead of minimum pricing.
'I’m so happy not to be spending another Christmas in rehab'
When using, I went from taking two codeine tablets at a time, to 28 in one go.
# mine's a schooner
Here's what alcohol preferences look like around the world
They’re fond of a cold brew in the US, but spirits dominate in Asia.
# Slabs of drink
David Norris says people on social welfare shouldn't be allowed to buy drink
The independent senator said alcohol had now become “a human right” in Ireland.
Alcohol pricing: Here's how the planned changes will affect your pocket
The government has announced that it will be setting the price of alcohol at €1 a unit.
# Your Say
Poll: Will higher alcohol pricing change how much you drink?
New legislation aimed at helping to curb alcohol abuse will be published today.